Having low water pressure can be a real pain and can even lead to you wasting unnecessary water when trying to compensate for the lack of pressure. At Water Damage Squad we understand the frustration of dealing with low water pressure, but fortunately there are some simple and quick ways to find and repair water pressure issues. To help you out we’ve listed the 4 easiest ways to troubleshoot and repair water pressure problems.
Fixing Low Water Pressure
- Check and Replace Pressure Regulators
- Pressure regulators are little bell-shaped devices usually found underneath the hose spout on your home. When these go bad they can affect the pressure of some or all water outlets in your home. While replacing a pressure regulator can be accomplished on your own, we recommend calling a professional plumber to take care of the job to ensure that it’s done properly and to prevent more problems in the future.
- Repair Leaks
- One leaking pipe or faucet in your home can cause a decrease in water pressure across your entire home. An easy way to repair damaged water pressure is to locate any leaks and repair them. You should see immediate results after doing this, but if not, then there may be a different culprit behind your low water pressure.
- Check for Mineral Deposits
- Another issue that can lead to lower water pressure is the build up of mineral deposits and debris on the aerators on your faucets and shower heads. Luckily for you, aerators are extremely easy to remove as well as clean. If you remove an aerator and notice an immediate increase in water pressure, then voila, mystery solved!
- Inspect Valves
- Overtime valves can turn or move due to numerous outside forces, thus impacting your water pressure. One of the most common causes of low water pressure is a valve that has partially shut, thus restricting pressure. If you notice a sudden change in your water pressure, then it is safe to assume that there is either a leak or a partially closed valve.